A Higher Loyalty

In his book, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like, and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of power, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

Mr. Comey served as director of the FBI from 2013 to 2017, appointed to the post by President Barack Obama. He previously served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, and the U.S. deputy attorney general in the administration of President George W. Bush. From prosecuting the Mafia and Martha Stewart to helping change the Bush administration's policies on torture and electronic surveillance, overseeing the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation as well as ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, Comey has been involved in some of the most consequential cases and policies of recent history.

A Higher Loyalty - James Comey Summary

A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership is an autobiography by James Comey, the former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The book was published by Macmillan Publishers' Flatiron Books on April 17, 2018...

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Saludos selgsj5 star

Feliz bese 55

700 Pages

Nothing to do with integrity. At all.1 star

This guy flip flopped between the truth and a loyalty to the Clintons, and because of that he lost his connection to both, and ended up getting fired by even his next boss. This book was tossed together in record time while he’s even still relevant, and is a cash grab and by a recently fired guy, and not a well thought through memoir about a career built on integrity. Sad. 15


Every organization and every leader should read this5 star

This book was amazing. Interestingly, trump and Clinton are really only a footnote-the main focus on this book is about ethical leadership, honesty, and the importance of an independent FBI. It’s unfortunate that the main meaning behind this book will be lost in the noise of politics -I’ve been in the corporate world most of my adult life and I think any corporation who actually believes in a positive work culture should make this book required reading. Side note-on the Hillary and trump stuff, Comey did make a compelling argument that he thought rationally through an extraordinary set of circumstances that no one has ever faced before in his position. He was thoughtful-and I agree with him-given the situation, his hands were tied. If he didn’t say something about reopening the investigation, in this climate, the FBI could have been completely dismantled. Comey is a true hero. Comey will make you laugh and cry, but more importantly, I have a new respect for the brave men and women in the FBI and the organization as a whole. One of the laugh out loud moments I remember best: “No, they hand write each line” You have to read the book in order to understand why this is so freaking hilarious. 55

Discriminating Reader

A Higher Loyalty5 star

.James Comey provides rare insights into the " behind the scenes " life behind closed doors in Washington. He has written an outstanding book that should be read by all who care about the future of America.. 55


Lies1 star

Fake reality 15


Title1 star

🙄 15


A higher Loyalty1 star

A terrible read. It’s a door stop now 15

Cindy SS0809

Common Sense5 star

I was very curious to read this book and see Mr. Comey’s viewpoint on many subjects. I was impressed by his candor, his observations and his core values. Media coverage seems to criticize his opinions or observations, calling into question is true integrity. I view it a little differently. I see it as an insight into his thoughts during each of those times. I don’t necessarily see it as a political viewpoint he has. For example: we all think something about our bosses or someone in our lives in a position of power. We think something about them, but our body language and words we use are different. The media saying these thoughts were unnecessary. I think he did this throughout the entire book, which remained consistent through each phase of his life. He provided facts and then gave his insight so we could understand his thought process. This wasn’t just saved for the last few chapters (The Trump chapters). Bravo, Mr. Comey! I enjoyed reading your book and appreciate all you have done for America throughout the years. 55

Storm ID. MayorBilly

He thinks he’s above the law1 star

Just like McCabe he needs the money to pay for his lawyers. He should’ve just made a go fund me instead of writing a gossip rag like this. Desperate people will do anything to help out these criminals masquerading as law enforcement. 15


Just Stop1 star

Stop trying to stay relevant 15

Andrew Kennerly

Waiting for the Audiobook on iTunes.5 star

Waiting for the Audiobook on iTunes. 55


Cleaning out the closet5 star

Lots os skeletons... No wonder Donald Duck Trump is so upset... I’m writing this with a smile on my face :) 55


E pluribus unum translated as "One out of many" “Out of many, one"5 star

Well the truth shall be heard across this nation, and each individual will follow his or her own opinion of a man that’s very honest, holds our country very close to heart ,and has the highest integrity . His Name is “James Brien Comey Jr. is an American lawyer who served as the seventh Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation from September 4, 2013, until his dismissal” 55

FBI shill

Pure genius5 star

Brilliant this man cost Hilary the election and now proceeds to make money off her voters. 10/10 55

law and order is needed

Trump is a criminal. Pre order for the truth5 star

I preordered this book. Haven’t read it yet but can’t wait to hear the truth from Our (Ex FBI director). Don’t trust the perverted crook we have as president. 55

Julia 1974

Hope5 star

I hope Comey sheds some light on his infatuation with Hillary Clinton. I hope Comey admits he has a man-crush on Trump and that’s why he focused on Trump’s physical features. I hope Comey apologizes for being a failed leader of the FBI. Hope. Hope. Hope. 55


Not Worth It1 star

Don’t waste your money on this. This doesn’t make any sense. The writing is just terrible. The reviews on this book are all fake. Buy another book that is worth reading. Not everything said in this book happened. A lot of it is made up for gossip and talk. I’m rating it 1 star. The title is way off as well. It isn’t what the book is about, there is no loyalty. 15


What a shameless cash grab from a disgrace1 star

Disgrace 15


Hallelujah!!!!!5 star

I’ve been waiting for you Comey and I knew you wouldn’t let me down. I love your book; it’s a page turner and truly a good read. My only regret is that you had to write this book under these circumstances. Be well.... 55


Rushed for Relevancy2 star

I received a copy of this book from a friend who owns a bookstore. The whole book feels so rushed, not very thought out, just trying to find anyone willing to fork over a few bucks to listen to him whining about how he got fired and his previous boss was so much better than his last boss. He talks about crying to Obama like a son begging to be noticed by his hard to impress father. It felt awkward just to read. It’s clear he wanted this published as soon as possible while his name is still relevant. Wouldn’t recommend the time it took to read this. 25

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